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BalkanFest 2022

Mark your calendars — Dates and venues are set for our summer and fall weekend events, featuring classes and great live music dance parties!

East Coast:
August 5, 2022
Village Community School Sky Yard
West Village, Manhattan, NY

August 6, 2022
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
Astoria, NY

West Coast:
September 9-10, 2022
Presidio Theatre Plaza
San Francisco, CA

Many more details to come. Stay tuned!

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There are several ways to stay connected to the EEFC throughout the year. Subscribe to our email Newsletter for monthly updates. Join the discussion list (an active email group with searchable archives since 1993). Send us a message.


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The EEFC is proud to partner with sister organizations, including the Bulgarian Folk Music & Dance Seminar.

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The East European Folklife Center (EEFC) was established in 1982 through the love and dedication of a core group of musicians and dancers. Today, this ever-growing and expanding organization brings together an inclusive, celebratory, and welcoming global community of passionate amateurs and professionals, to respectfully share the richness and complexity of Balkan music, dance, and cultures.

Find out all about our annual East and West Coast Balkan Music & Dance Workshops, affectionately known as Balkan Camp. Learn about the EEFC: how we are structured, how to become a member and where you might apply your expertise as a volunteer. Remember to subscribe to the EEFC email Newsletter and get monthly news delivered directly to your inbox.


Online Classes

EEFC is thrilled to sponsor exciting live online class series, taught by our beloved workshop and community teachers. Something for everyone, and new offerings every month!

May 2022 offerings: Greek Dances of Spring with Rena Karyofyllidou & Kyriakos Moisidis, and Gems of Bulgarian Song with Lauren Brody.

June 2022 offerings: Tapan/Daouli for Beginners/Refreshers with Jerry Kisslinger, and Serbian Singing with Ljubomir Živkov.

Special Event on June 7, 2022: Galičnik – Wedding, History, Music, Folklore, Beauty: an audiovisual presentation with photographer Jasna Bogdanovska.

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